Tag Archives: Loss of chance

LOSS OF EARNINGS AND THE SELF-EMPLOYED: SOME KEY ISSUES

There are now a record number of self-employed people working in the UK and the numbers are increasing. There are 4.6 million people working for themselves, that is 15% of the total workforce.  Here I want to look at some of the issues that face the self-employed claimant when claiming loss of earnings.  We also […]

DAMAGES ASSESSED ON A LOSS OF CHANCE BASIS: INTERESTING COURT OF APPEAL OBSERVATIONS AND A ROUND UP OF THE RELEVANT CASES

In Lillington -v- Ministry of Defence [2015] EWCA Civ 775 the Court of Appeal made some interesting observations in relation to damages for loss of chance of career promotion.  The court was somewhat sceptical about the (joint) submissions that damages for future loss of earnings could not be considered on a “loss of chance” basis […]

LOSS OF EARNINGS OF A SELF-EMPLOYED FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHER: A HIGH COURT CASE CONSIDERED

One of the aims of this blog is to highlight the various approaches that the courts take to claims for loss of earnings. In Tait -v- Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2015] EWHC 848(QB) HH Judge McKenna considered a claim for loss of earnings for a 34 year old self employed photographer. THE CASE The […]